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[Cookie Elf] Kiss Me! Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies Recipe
January 23, 2018
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to save you time, mess, and money so you can bake homemade cookies.

Kisses for Valentine’s Day: this easy Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies recipe has been a classic for more than 60 years. Enjoy!

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We have Mrs. Freda F. Smith of Gibsonburg, Ohio, to thank for Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies, the beloved recipe this is also sometimes known as Peanut Blossoms or Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.

Freda developed the recipe as a treat for her grandchildren and entered it in the ninth Pillsbury Bake-Off contest in 1957, but the recipe failed to clinch the grand prize. Though a “mere” runner up, the cookies have since appeared on nearly every kitchen table in America – thanks in large part to the Hershey Company, which printed the recipe on its bags of Hershey’s Kisses.

Freda got her credit due, though posthumously, when the recipe was inducted into the Pillsbury Bake-Off Hall of Fame in 1999 in honor of the contest’s fiftieth anniversary. One fun bit of cookie trivia: during the recipe’s induction, Freda’s daughter, Jo Anne Smith Lytle, told reporters that her mother had originally named the cookies Black-eyed Susans., Pillsbury renamed them.

Prep time: about 10-15 minutes
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen

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Heat-resistant silicone spatulas: super long-lasting Slotted spatulas: versatile Wire racks: help your cookies cool it!

More Easy Hershey Kiss Cookie Recipes

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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